PacificSport Okanagan Newsletter | February 2014

7 Okanagan Athletes Head to the Sochi Olympics

In less than one week, 221 athletes will represent Team Canada at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  Amongst the Canadian contingent will be seven Okanagan athletes that will be looking to contribute to the medal count and support Canada’s goal of winning more medals than any other country. Check out which seven athletes qualified and when they compete. Continue Reading>>

PacificSport Okanagan - Athlete Feature

Athlete: Connie Kapak
Sport:  Speed Skating
Recent Result: 6 – 1st place finishes
BC Championships
Jan. 24-26
Fort St. John, BC
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Social Media for the Elite Athlete – The Dos, The Don’ts, and the OMGs

Social media has exploded over the past several years and has since introduced new opportunities as well as challenges with respect to how we communicate.  The implications, both positive and negative, are amplified when it comes to individuals who are exposed to more publicity. Continue Reading>>

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Okanagan Olympic Spirit – Photo Contest

Everyone knows the saying “it takes a community to build an athlete”. This year, during the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics you can show your support to our local Okanagan athletes. By submitting a photo of you showing your Olympic spirit it will not only show the athletes in Sochi that we are rooting for them but it will also enter you into a draw to win some cool prizes. Continue Reading>>

Olympic Cross Country Skier to Deliver Keynote Address

With only days until the 11th annual Community Sport Hero Awards, we would like to announce our Olympic Keynote Speaker, Darren Derochie.  Darren competed at the 1992 Winter Olympic Games in both the men’s 50 km race and 4 x 10 km relay events in Albertville, France.  Although his competitive career has passed he still is highly involved in sport serving as a local coach helping to develop and inspire the next generation of athletes. Continue Reading>>
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